|Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Built in 1867, the beacon stands guard over Oregon's most westerly point of land, its focal plane 256' above mean sea level, according to original records. The third light station to be constructed along the coast; Cape Blanco stands as the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in Oregon.
Take the 64-step climb to the lanternroom, learn the cape's intriguing history and geology, experience the wind and watch for whales, which are often spotted between the offshore rocks. Bring your binoculars and spend an afternoon. Cape Blanco offers many other outdoor activities to fill your day: hiking, horseback riding, beachcombing and fishing are a few possibilities.
Cape Blanco Lighthouse is open to the public through a cooperating agreement between the United State Coast Guard, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Coquille Indians.
Lighthouse, Greeting Center & Gift Shop Hours: April through October, 10:00 - 3:30, Thursday through Monday. Visit their website for more information.
• Port of Port Orford
• Port Orford Heads
• Port Orford Lifeboat Station
• Cape Blanco State Park
• Cape Blanco Lighthouse
• Historic Hughes House
• Humbug Mountain State Park
More info & photos at EnjoyPortOrford.com